Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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4.62 from 13 votes

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving go together like peanut butter and jelly! But making the perfect pumpkin pie recipe is tough! Well, after years of perfecting our recipe I've happy to say we've come up with the perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe. It will come out perfect every time; plus it is fluffy and oh so delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, pie, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving, thanksgiving pie
Cook Time 1 hour
Author Beth Gorden

Ingredients

Single Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup lard or crisco
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water

Pumpkin Pie

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 15 ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In bowl, combine flour & salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, towing with a fork until a ball forms. Chill dough. Do not over mix or add more flour than necessary.
  • Roll out pastry to fit a pie pan. (Do NOT over handle!!) Flute edges if desired. Hint: Cover edges of pie when baking until the last 20 minutes or baking.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Make a single pie crust and put in pie plate.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Pour into uncooked pie shell.
  • Cook in preheated oven at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 F and bake an additional 50 minutes. No need to put knife in – it is perfect every time!